$12.50 advance // $15.00 at the Door
This is the Best – USS
On Sale – December 6th
$19.99 advance // $23.99 day of the show
As the Summer leaves us, and the Fall begins, Starts the monthly Events for House Music in Halifax!
We Are Starting things off with House Music Heavy Hitter, Gene Farris!!!…
This months show will be hosted at Hell’s Kitchen, Marque.
Gene Farris (Chicago,Farris Wheel,Cajual Records)
Veev & Isaac Haze (Jr. Squad,Team N.S. ,AMW)
Jacksonstrut & Mulligan (Ultrasound Collective)
Advanced Tickets $15 and $20 at the door.
Ticket’s Available Through – Isaac : 809 0597 And Evan : 222 -6301
Halifax Don’t Sleep On This One! Gene Farris Is Not To Be Missed!
Gene Farris Biography
“The first time I ever put two records together I was 11. The first time I ever played at a club — 18. And the first place I had a full-blown residency was at the Powerhouse with Ron Carroll, DJ Rush and myself, in… well, the poster on the wall over there says “1990″. – Gene Farris | 5 Magazine
Since then, Gene, at 6′ 4″, has become one of the most accomplished, if not one of the “biggest”, DJ/Producers in House Music, releasing some of dance music’s hottest anthems on his label, Farris Wheel Recordings with The Copa Cabana (sold 25,000 units), The Spirit (with DJ Sneak remixes) as well as Defected’s 2001 classic, Sanctified Love, CR2′s, The Big Doopie Rmx’s and Cajual with Summer Affair.
Depending on the continent, talent or party you find Gene performing, you can count on him setting the tone with his distinctive “funky summer Chicago hot kinda vibe”; simply put, “funky, dirty, sexy, grooving beats”.
Chicago born and raised, Gene was inspired by the likes of Larry Heard, Ron Hardy, Lil Louis, Derrick May, Mark Farina, Prince and Roy Ayers. Combined with his love for disco, Gene developed his style of seamless mixes blending funk, disco and soul with 80s pop.
Gene joined forces with Cajmere (aka Green Velvet | Relief Records); the partnership proved to be the perfect fit. The duo produced smash club killers like The Music Box, Edge Of The Looking Glass, Red Line, The Inside and Le Mirage. Currently, the duo is in the studio working on several productions to be released later this year.
Farris started his own label – Farriswheel Recordings, which has continued to be one of the leaders in underground house music. The Farris Wheel Family releases remixes and full productions from some of the worlds most prolific and respected dance music producers for over a decade, such as J.T. Donaldson, Chuck Love, 1200 Warriors, Stacey Pullen, Glenn Underground, Greenskeepers, Derrick Carter, Mark Farina, Boo Williams, DJ Sneak, Brett Johnson, Miguel Migs and Jay-J.
With over 100 productions, 6 albums and performances in over 30 countries, Gene still finds time to share his passion for music with kids in China. Suggested by a friend, Gene’s produced a series of videos about how to get youth inspired, and in to, electronic music and Dj-ing.
With so much going on it’s super tough to find time to sit down and actually plow through the wads of new music out there. Thankfully I’ve got some good buddies who always hook me up. This weeks edition of the FNS is five songs that I’m absolutely loving right now and can’t get enough of.
I’m sure that by now, anyone who is interested in music & pop culture have heard that Canadian art rock group Arcade Fire have requested that formal attire or a costume of some sort is to be worn to all shows on their upcoming arena tour (you can see for yourself over on ticketmaster) . This request has caused quite the stir amongst those who were interested in purchasing tickets for the 2014 tour.
One of my favorite singers, to come out of one of my favorite local bands (i.e. Sloan), it would have to be Jay Ferguson. When the likes of Chris Murphy & Patrick Pentland were more so doing the hit tracks for Sloan successful early albums (think Smeared & Twice Removed), Jay Ferguson & Andrew Scott we’re doing their own thing on rhythm guitar, and drums respectively, but usually it was Andrew Scott who made all of the fun cameos (i.e. the music videos for 500UP, & People Of The Sky), It wasn’t really until the album One Chord To Another that Jay Ferguson took the spotlight, and really shined on track called, “The Lines You Amend”.
Let me preface this entire review with an important piece of information, integrity is important and the truth can hurt. Without that honesty, we’re just passing out participation medals and that breeds mediocrity. The criticism from the writer/crowd only serves to improve the band and the crowd’s experience the next time out. I
With most musicians, the road is generally an experience which is begrudged as they know all too well (especially with the current state of physical media sales) that touring is a necessary evil. Books have been written about the trials and tribulations of life on the road and while some romanticize the experience, others revel in the debauchery and depravity. Other bands consider having to develop their talents at among other things, human Tetris, to be a rite of passage on the long road of rock n’ roll. As acts continue to upgrade the modes in which they move about the planet, few have the opportunity to see the country the way in which Joyce Island will on her current tour. In partnership with VIA Rail, Joyce Island (aka Lisa Joyce) is leaving the Left Coast (Vancouver) and heading to Halifax to perform at Michael’s Bar & Grill on Thursday Night (November 7th) with support being provided by fellow artists Skinny Leigh, Len Ottesen and Shiloh Lindsey.
This is the fourth solid full length album to be released by Trask in roughly the past year (Jamboree, Jamboree II, What a Weird Nite and now One Big Happy Family). Few artists are this prolific at any period in their career, and fewer artists have a catalogue containing 3+ quality albums, but this is Trask’s 6th quality release since his debut album The Show dropped in 2006. One Big Happy Family plays something like a soundtrack to a Tarantino film, and this might as a direct result of the concept itself. A concept which consisted of Trask and artist Benjamin Allain purchasing